Thursday, October 17, 2013 CE: 

Arcana 43 Guest of Honor Tim Kirk appears at from 6:00-7:45 p.m. at DreamHaven Books, 2301 E 38th St, Minneapolis

All subsequent Arcana events at Best Western—Bandana Square, 1010 W Bandana Blvd, St Paul,                                       651-647-1637                             *Starred items still open for volunteers. Contact Eric M. Heideman,

Friday, October 18, 2013 CE:

2:30 p.m. Registration Table opens (Lobby)                                

3:00 p.m. Hospitality (Northern Pacific Room; 1st floor) opens. Celebrate the Yeti with snacks and conversation!                         

4:00 p.m. The Waiting Room (hotel lounge, 1st floor) opens                                                                                                                            

 4:00 p.m. Vendor Room (Dealers/Art; Milwaukee Road Room) opens

*4:30-5:25 p.m., Mainstage (Soo Line Room, 1st floor). Panel: The Art and Writing of Hannes Bok (1914-1964). Bok (pseudonym of Wayne Francis Woodward) painted dozens of covers for science fiction, fantasy, and detective fiction magazines, contributed hundreds of interior illustrations, and wrote fiction and poetry. His style is distinctly Hannes Bok.  Dwayne H. Olson, mod.; Tim Kirk

7:00-7:30 p.m., Mainstage (Soo Line). Fiction Reading: Aimee Kuzenski

7:30-8:25 p.m., Mainstage (Soo Line). Opening Ceremonies. Tim Kirk is interviewed by Dwayne H. Olson.

8:00 p.m. Registration closes

*8:30-9:00 p.m., Mainstage (Soo Line). Discussion: John J. (Jack) Koblas, 1942-2013. People reminisce about the author, performance artist, and musician who was a founder of the group that became Minn-Con and lead to Arcana. Eric M. Heideman, mod.; Kathleen E. Jurgens

9:00 p.m. Waiting Room closes
9:00 p.m. Vendor Room closes

 Ca. 9:30 p.m.-late night, Krushenko’s (probably Room 101). They Walk Like Humans Party. In which Bigfoot and the Yeti are celebrated.

Saturday, October 19, 2013 CE:

9:00 a.m. Hospitality (Northern Pacific) opens

10:00 a.m. Registration Table opens

10:00 a.m. Vender Room (Dealers/Art; Milwaukee Road) opens

*11:00-11:55 a.m., Mainstage (Soo Line). Panel: They Walk Like Humans: Bigfoot, Sasquatch, Skunk Apes, and Yeti in Fact, Folklore, Fiction, and Film.  Our annual “Monster of the Year” panel looks, this time, at what may or may not be our closest relatives, and at the imaginative works they’ve generated. Eric M. Heideman, mod.; Tim Kirk, Roy C. Booth, Scott F. Wyatt 

*Noon-12:25 p.m., Mainstage (Soo Line). Panel: What are You Reading? An annual panel in which panelists recommend works that they’ve been reading over the past year, especially—though not restricted to—recent works of the dark fantastic. Thomas Marchlewski, mod.; James P. Roberts

*12:30-1:55 p.m. Mainstage (Soo Line). Panel: What are You Watching: World Wide. We’ll discuss both favorite films (mostly, though not exclusively, of the dark fantastic) released in recent years, and older films we’ve discovered in about the past year. The conversation may, to a greater or lesser degree, be guided by a list of several fantastical genres and sub-genres.  Eric M. Heideman, mod.; David Christenson, Thomas Marchlewski

2:00-2:55 p.m., Mainstage (Soo Line). Panel: The Look of Arkham House. Includes both the illustrations in Arkham works and the looks of the books’ bindings. Dwayne H. Olson, mod.; Tim Kirk, Alan Servoss, Scott F. Wyatt. John Haefele?

 3:00-3:55 p.m., Hospitality (Northern Pacific). PowerPoint presentation: The Art of Tim Kirk.  Tim Kirk shows and discusses his artwork.

4:00 p.m. The Waiting Room (hotel lounge; 1st floor) opens

4:00-4:55 p.m., Mainstage (Soo Line). Readings: Will Shetterly and Emma Bull. This year’s Minnesota Fantasy Award recipients read from their works.

5:00 p.m. Registration Table and Vendor Room close

5:00-5:20 p.m., Mainstage (Soo Line). Autographing: Tim Kirk, Will Shetterly, Emma Bull, Roy C. Booth, Aimee Kuzenski, et al.

5:20-7:30 p.m. Dinner Break, including:
5:20-5:30 p.m., Hospitality (Northern Pacific). Coordinated Pizza Order                                
5:30-7:25 p.m., Hospitality (Northern Pacific). Pizza Party/Monster Mash

7:30-7:45 p.m., Mainstage (Soo Line). Presentation: Minnesota Fantasy Award. The Minnesota Fantasy Award for lifetime achievement for persons who have lived a significant amount of time in Minnesota is presented to Emma Bull and Will Shetterly by Eric M. Heideman.

*7:55-8:05 p.m. Auction items available for inspection.                                     
                  8:05-ca. 10:30 p.m., Mainstage (Soo Line). Minn-Con Auction.
Cool books, films, artwork, etc., the proceeds of which are used to keep Arcana’s Sponsoring Organization afloat. This is the fun energy highpoint of the convention. TO DONATE OR CONSIGN MATERIAL contact Dwayne, Dwayne H. Olson, Michael Waltz, Auctioneers; David Christenson, Sugar Daddy; Roger Lasley, Recorder; Jennifer Marchlewski, Runner; Tim Kirk, Moral Support

9:00 p.m. The Waiting Room closes

10:30-p.m. or 10 minutes after Auction bidding ends, whichever comes later, to late night, Krushenko’s (Room 101). A Peter Cushing Centennial Party. In which the Gentle Man of Horror is celebrated.

Sunday, October 20, 2013 CE:

9:00 a.m., Hospitality (Northern Pacific) Opens                                                                                                          

11:00 a.m. Vendor Room (Dealers/Art; Milwaukee Road Room) opens                            

11:00 a.m.-noon. Registration for Arcana 43 and 44 (outside of Hospitality) opens 

11:00-11:55 a.m., Hospitality (Northern Pacific). PowerPoint Presentation: Mysterious Island: Disney Does Steampunk. Tim Kirk talks about and shows pictures of the second of Disney’s Japanese themed lands, Tokyo DisneySea: Mysterious Island. He was very involved with its concept development.

Noon. Krushenko’s opens

*Noon-12:55 p.m., Mainstage (Soo Line). Props Peter: The Life and Films of Peter Cushing, 1913-1994.  A centennial tribute to the actor who played Winston Smith, Victor Frankenstein, Dr. Van Helsing, Sherlock Holmes, Dr. Blyss, Doctor Who, and Grand Moff Tarkin. Eric M. Heideman, mod.; Cynthia Booth, Melissa S. Kaercher

*1:00-1:55 p.m., Mainstage (Soo Line). Panel: Horror Comics of the 1980s. This follow-up to earlier panels on the horror comics of the ‘50s, ‘60s, and ‘70s, looks at such 1980s titles as SwampThing, John Constantine—Hellblazer, House of Mystery, House of Secrets, Man Thing, Marvel’s Godzilla, and elements of The Sandman and The Watchmen. Roy C. Booth, mod.; Eric M. Heideman

2:00-2:55 p.m., Mainstage (Soo Line). Presentation: Audio Horror: Part 2.0. Narrative about and sampling of old time radio horror shows, including The Inner Sanctum, Lights Out, The Mysterious Traveler, The Whistler, et al. Brian K. Perry, presenter

3:00 p.m. Vendor Room closes

3:00-3:55 p.m., Mainstage (Soo Line ). Panel: The Life and Works of Arthur Machen, 1863-1947. On the classic fantasy and horror writer best known for “The Great God Pan,” “The Bowmen,” and The Hill of Dreams. Eric M. Heideman, mod.; Tim Kirk, Roger Lasley, Brian K. Perry, James P. Roberts

3:55 p.m. Krushenko’s adjourns till 7:154:00-4:30 p.m. Registration for Arcana 44 (outside Hospitality) opens

4:00-4:15 p.m., Mainstage. Closing Ceremonies. Wrapping up the official part of Arcana 43, with some words about Arcana 44. Eric M. Heideman, MC; Tim Kirk. Followed by…                                                                                                                            

4:15-4:55 p.m., Railroad Lobby. Milling about and fond farewells, followed by…
5:00-7:00 p.m.
Coordinated dinner expedition to Tavern on the Grand (a Midway restaurant with a diverse—though walleye-themed—menu, and a table that seats 20, followed by… 

7:15 p.m.-late night, Railroad Lobby. Undead Dog Party: Conversation & Gaming
7:15 p.m.-late night, Krushenko’s. Undead Dog Party: Conversation & Viewers’ Choice 

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